University of Hertfordshire

Professor Daniele Moyal-Sharrock Professor of Philosophy


Daniele Moyal-Sharrock

Professor Daniele Moyal-Sharrock Professor of Philosophy


Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Professor Danièle Moyal-Sharrock joined the Philosophy Department at the University of Hertfordshire in 2007. Much of her work focuses on what she calls ‘the Third Wittgenstein’: the post-Investigations works; and in particular On Certainty, to which she devoted a book-length study: Understanding Wittgenstein's On Certainty (Palgrave 2004/2007). She is the translator in French of On Certainty (Gallimard, 2006). A new branch of epistemology, Hinge Epistemology, has resulted from her combined efforts, with Annalisa Coliva and Duncan Pritchard, to disseminate the insights of On Certainty, as have edited volumes: Hinge Epistemology (2016) with Annalisa Coliva, and Extending Hinge Epistemology (2022) with Constantine Sandis. She has also written on Wittgenstein's role in the current e-turn in philosophy, notably on how his pioneering Enactivism has contributed to a better understanding of mind, language, action, memory, and informed such disciplines as psychology, sociology, primatology, the sciences of education and the cognitive sciences. A selection of these writings can be found in Certainty in Action: Wittgenstein on language, mind and epistemology (Bloomsbury, 2021). 

Professor Moyal-Sharrock also works on the philosophy of literature. She is currently writing a book with Constantine Sandis on transgender questions.

She is founding president of the British Wittgenstein Society (BWS).

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